Today, seven participating countries of the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest are having their second rehearsal. These are Albania, Ukraine, Malta, Italy, Serbia, Poland, North Macedonia and Portugal. The last up to complete their second rehearsal was Portugal’s Nicolas Alves !
In today’s rehearsal, the attending Press had the opportunity to watch the full rehearsals from these participating countries at this year’s Junior Eurovision. Before we find out what happens in Portugal’s rehearsal today, you can find out how their first rehearsal went right here.
What happens during Nicolas’s performance?
We see a long shot of the stage and we zoomed in to Nicolas being in the middle of the stage signing the first few lines of the song. As his perfromances progresses on, the LED screens open up and brighten up, and as we get to the chorus, Nicolas walks to the front of the stage.
When we get to the second verse we see Nicolas walks around until we get to the second chrous, Nicolas then returns to the middle of the stage to sing the chrosu, where her then gets a guitar to undertake the guitar solo where he stays until the end of the song.
You are able to watch a preview of Nicolas’ performance right here:
About Nicolas Alves
Nicolas currently lives in Torres Vedras. He was born to Brazilian parents in the U.K – where he lived until age 10. He gained popularity in Portugal after taking part in The Voice Kids Portugal, where he sang a cover of Måneskin’s version of “Beggin”. Nicolas’ hobbies include playing the guitar and cooking. He sites Elvis Presley and Queen as musical influences.
Portugal’s Junior Eurovision Journey
Portugal first took part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2006, with Pedro Madeira singing his song “Deixa-me sentir”. At the close of voting, Portugal finished 14th in a field of 15 participants with a total of 22 points. Portugal participated once more in 2007, before taking a 10 year break and returning to the Contest in 2017. Since then, Portugal has participated a total of six times.
Portugal’s most recent participation came in 2021, when Simão Oliveira represented the nation in Paris with song “O Rapaz”. Once the combined scores were revealed, Portugal finished in 11th place with 101 points. This is currently Portugal’s best result at the Junior Contest, with 92 points coming from the online vote, whilst the remaining 9 came from professional juries.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Credit: Corinne Cumming/EBU